Such a man was not recognized by his contemporaries as a savior? Such a man would be recognized even in the twentieth century, with all the miracles of science, to be the savior – what more do you want? No Jewish scripture even mentions the name of Jesus. That is impossible. If such a man appears, then all the television sets and all the radios and all the newspapers will be full of him. As long as he lives, he will be the “Man of the Year” every year. You cannot ignore such a man.
But not even a mention in any of the Jewish books! And Jesus was a Jew: born a Jew, lived a Jew, died a Jew – he had never heard of the word “Christianity.” Jews would have been immensely happy with him; on the contrary, they crucified him.
All those miracles are fictions. If they were real, Jesus would not have been crucified. And if they were real, who would be able to crucify him? The man who can walk on water can also walk on air. The man who can make dead people come back to life – you cannot crucify him. And a man with such power falls three times on the way, because the cross is very heavy and he has to carry it on his own shoulders. He is young, only thirty-three, and he is a carpenter’s son; he must have been accustomed to carrying logs….
If I was carrying the cross and had fallen three times, it would have been understandable. I have never carried even a glass of water. Carrying a cross on my shoulder? Impossible. Just somehow I manage to carry myself! But Jesus falling three times shows his humanity, shows that after all he is the son of man, not the only begotten son of God.
Those three incidents on the way are very significant to me. They prove that all the miracles are just invented.
These religions have been trying to reduce human beings to sinners, and to raise their prophets, messengers, into saints; and creating such a distance that it becomes almost impossible even to conceive that you can become a saint – transformation is impossible.
But this commune is going to do it! It is already happening. And when I say “this commune” I mean all the communes around the world – it is one commune. I want to create a circle of energy around the world of meditative people, so that anybody who wants to have some taste of meditation can have it. And it is very addictive!
I do not know the question, but would you please still answer it?
I will answer it, and I will answer it three times: Yes! Yes! Yes!